Pacquiao announced that he wants to fight one more time before hanging up his gloves for good and pursuing a full-time career as a politician in his domicile country Philippines early next year, a timetable that seemed to make a rematch unlikely.
However, Pacquiao said that not only is the rematch possible, but confirmed talks are ongoing with Mayweather and one other fighter.
“I think I’m ready (to retire). I’ve been in boxing for more than 20 years,” Pacquiao said in an interview with the ABS-CBN television network. “I will have to give up the other things that require my attention. If you are a senator, your focus should only be your job and your family.”
With any potential fight needing to happen before the elections in May and Mayweather in retirement and seemingly in no hurry to return to the ring, it seemed unlikely that a rematch could happen. However, if there was one thing that made the rematch still seem possible it was the money and how much each fighter would be leaving on the table if they couldn’t reach a deal on a rematch.
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